In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(problems, difficulties) problemas masculine(problem) problema masculinefamily/financial trouble — problemas familiares/económicos
- she's having man trouble — tiene penas de amores
- your troubles are over — se te acabaron los problemas
- that's the least of my troubles — eso es lo de menos
- the government is heading for big trouble — el gobierno se está metiendo en una buena
- here comes trouble! — ¡estamos aviados! ¡mira quién viene!
- this could mean trouble — puede que esto traiga cola
- the company's in terrible trouble — la empresa está pasando unas dificultades tremendas
- if you're ever in trouble … — si alguna vez estás en apuros …
- to get into trouble — (to become pregnant) quedarse embarazada
- to get sb into trouble — meter a algn en problemas / líos
- to get a girl into trouble — dejar a una chica con encargo
- to get sb out of trouble — sacar a algn de apuros / aprietos
- to have trouble with sb/sth — tener problemas con algn/algo
- to have trouble -ing
- he has trouble walking — le cuesta caminar
- I had trouble putting it together — me costó armarlo
- we had no trouble finding it — lo encontramos sin problemas
- to keep / stay out of trouble — no meterse en problemas / líos
- to make trouble for oneself — crearse problemas
- we'd reached Munich when we ran into trouble — habíamos llegado a Munich cuando empezaron los problemas
- what's the trouble? — ¿qué pasa?
- the trouble is … — lo que pasa es que …
- the trouble with him is he never stops talking — su problema es que no para de hablar
- that's the trouble — eso es lo que pasa
- He explains why their troubles were only beginning.
- But you saw me go, and that was the beginning of my troubles.
- So, travelers from both sides suffer lots of troubles and inconveniences, such as difficulties in booking seats and paying overly expensive rates.
- A few people probably went a tad overboard in suggesting solutions to our troubles, a little bit difficult to do successfully when you know the barest minimum about the situation.
- Others face pressures which can affect their commitment to college, such as financial difficulties, housing problems, or troubles at home.
- No matter how ill she was, she always enjoyed a chat and a laugh and was never one to burden people with her troubles.
- Everyone has their fair share of troubles and problems that other people don't even know about.
- Of course, that's just the beginning of your troubles, according to Chris.
- Families went to great lengths to avoid neighbors and friends finding out their daughter had ‘got herself into trouble’.
- Hynotherapy is administered by his ‘guru’ orthodontist, however his troubles are only just beginning.
- Adding to his troubles, he suffered from an overactive thyroid and had an awkward physical appearance.
- Oh dear, she's gone the next step and got herself into trouble.
- This, once again, is a consequence, the difficulty is a consequence of the worldwide financial troubles of the parent company.
- All the ladies are extremely happy to be joining the group as it brings us all together to share news and views and, if needs be, troubles and problems.
- The troubles and tribulations of parents to equip their wards for their examination and mushroom growth of coaching centres do not augur well for students, parents or society.
- All I wanted to do was run, run away from all my misery and troubles.
- In many ways, it's the beginning of all his troubles.
- For many, music serves as an outlet from life's hardships and troubles.
- He quietly worked out his own problems, choosing not to burden others with his troubles.
- It was failure - business failure, money problems, family troubles - as much as ambition that sent men to the colonies.
- Roh himself had suffered troubles on many occasions due to his aides' blunders.
- I knew, that in our society, I would be labelled a "bad girl" who got herself into trouble.
- The car industry's troubles reflect widespread problems across Australia's manufacturing sector.
1.2(illness)stomach/heart trouble — trastornos estomacales / de estómago/cardíacos / de corazón masculine
- what seems to be the trouble? — ¿qué síntomas tiene?
2(effort)molestia feminineI thanked her for her trouble — le di las gracias por la molestia
- nothing is too much trouble for him — es de lo más servicial
- don't let me put you to any trouble — no quiero ocasionarle ninguna molestia
- it's not worth the trouble — no vale / no merece la pena
- thanks very much — it's no trouble! — muchas gracias — ¡no hay de qué!
- if you're sure it's no trouble — si no es molestia
- you shouldn't have gone to the trouble of doing it — no deberías haberte molestado en hacerlo
- don't go to any trouble — no te compliques demasiado
- She told him she didn't want to put him to any trouble but he smiled: "It would be my pleasure."
- I refused to put him to any trouble on my account.
- We make the journey, we take the trouble, we think the effort worth it.
- They really do save you more trouble than you care to think about.
- Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, as they glide effortlessly, never fuss or faff.
- Their most recent research found people felt recycling was inconvenient and too much trouble.
- We have gone to a lot of trouble to configure these machines and provide our users with as wide an array of software as we can afford.
- We really didn't want to put him to any trouble, but the offer seemed too good to refuse.
- You've gone to a lot of trouble to check your results, so I suspect you've done your calculations right.
- Carson had gone to a lot of trouble to make sure that things would be near perfect.
- We had gone to the trouble of establishing food, water, fuel, medical kits and generators at three sites across the city.
- Second, you should be sure that the defense you're going to invest all this time and effort in is worth the trouble.
- It took a hang of a lot of trouble and effort to make any move by the Government to make that possible, but finally it did.
- Attacking school segregation in court was the only effort that appeared to be worth the trouble.
- I commend the speaker for the care and trouble that he took in preparing those scripted words.
3(strife, unrest)there was trouble in town last night — hubo disturbios en la ciudad anoche
- industrial/racial troubles — conflictos laborales/raciales
- the troubles in Northern Ireland — los disturbios de Irlanda del Norte
- to cause trouble — causar problemas
- The unsavoury football history between the two countries at both club and international level makes crowd trouble extremely likely.
- In recent years the main story behind this fixture has been one of crowd trouble but this gets barely a sentence in the whole book.
- While out and about, police constantly scan crowds for indications of trouble.
- Crowd trouble at Bulldogs' matches has also contributed to the fall in attendances, but nothing seems to be able to stop their winning run.
- What will happen if somebody uses one if there's trouble in a crowd and innocent people get hurt?
- The test was designed to simulate what would happen if their offices became unusable in the event of a wide-scale power loss or crowd trouble.
- Several town centre pubs were closed because of fears of crowd trouble while others put security staff on the doors.
- Among the highlights were crowd trouble, arrests and the inevitable tabloid furore that accompanies such incidents.
- Germany's victory will go some way to redeeming the first major outbreak of crowd trouble of the tournament.
- The smoking ban has caused little trouble in our local public houses.
- He said the rank at the moment has to deal with too many taxis and has become a hot-spot for trouble because of crowds congregating there at night.
- Offenders could face fines of up to £500 and Rochdale council can ban alcohol in public places where trouble is rife.
- But the Belgium police in the city were well prepared for trouble.
- The FA had urged fans not to travel over fears crowd trouble could lead to England being banned from the tournament.
- Nobody wanted mutterings about crowd trouble besmirching the memory.
- This led to his dismissal from the pitch by the fourth official for inciting possible crowd trouble.
- The event was marred by crowd trouble when a section of the 300 onlookers turned on a foreign film crew.
- He also reminded delegates about the crowd trouble in Lansdowne Road some years ago at a soccer international.
- The police would no doubt argue that provocative goal celebrations could incite crowd trouble.
- The rest were drawn, or abandoned because of bad weather, crowd trouble, or assassination.
1(worry)preocuparwhat's troubling you? — ¿qué te pasa?
- she was troubled by the thought that … — la inquietaba / le preocupaba pensar que …
- don't let it trouble you — no te preocupes (por eso)
- She doubted he would be troubling any other girls now.
- She still looked worried though, like she had troubled thoughts on her mind that she wasn't sure she could talk about.
- I have felt concern and sometimes troubled by the issues that were raised two years ago.
- Denial is a powerful emotional defence against acknowledging painful, distressing or troubling knowledge.
- She had a job to do and couldn't be troubled by social worries.
- Others have come home deeply distressed and troubled by what they witnessed.
- I would like to pick up some of the primary concerns that troubled National members as we heard submissions on this bill.
- But I have always been troubled by doubts on one item: In my innermost heart, I wonder if the supply curve really slopes upward.
- He went to trial a broken man, depressed and troubled by acute anxieties.
- Young priests in particular were more and more troubled by such doubts.
- Wouldn't it also hurt to have Adam look at me differently if he knew of the burdens that troubled my mind even before Jack came into my life?
- I think Italian etiquette is less troubled by this anxiety.
- But he seems more puzzled than troubled by this quandary.
- The European Union trade commissioner acknowledges on this broadcast last night that it is a concerning and troubling problem.
- Antonia had only been troubled by one thing: her anxiety over the idea of living in Denver, the location to which Larry had been rerouted.
- We are very concerned and troubled by the numerous public reports, at times erroneous, about his condition, requests by our family and other details.
- I am puzzled and troubled by this in light of my previous decision.
- For once in a long while, Amseth was able to work away his worries and was not troubled.
- Their conscience was not troubled by worries over objectivity.
- If the patient has troubling emotions or memories, focusing on these will prolong distress - at least in the situation.
2(bother)molestardon't trouble yourself — no se moleste
- I'm sorry to trouble you — perdone / disculpe la molestia
- may I trouble you for a light? — ¿sería tan amable de darme fuego?
- to trouble to + inf — molestarse en + inf
- you'd know if you'd troubled to find out — lo sabrías si te hubieras molestado en averiguarlo
- I am accustomed to facing a wall of silence from academics I challenge, thus my surprise that you have troubled to answer.
- Alison rolled her eyes, not bothering to trouble with an answer the second time.
- In this case, where Chomsky makes an extreme assertion without troubling to give a source at all, it requires examining a large amount of material to come to a conclusion.
3(cause discomfort)molestarmy back is troubling me — tengo problemas de espalda
- he's troubled by migraines — sufre de jaquecas
- The now-familiar rapid pulsing started up along my thighs, easing away the touch of sciatica that was troubling me.
- Now, for the first time this season, neither knee is troubling him and there is no prospect of a move, at least until the summer.
- She will miss the Games because of a hamstring injury that has been troubling her since July.
- Randy was troubled by back pain at times.
- ‘The injury had been troubling him for a wee while,’ said William.
- He looked paler and sweatier than usual, and one leg seemed to trouble him a bit.
- Even while injured last year he bored through the Kerry defence for a wonderful early goal like a knife through butter but after that the pain of a groin injury which had troubled him for quite some time took its toll.
- The pain was troubling him towards the latter stages but with a week to recover to the next game, he has the time to mend properly.
- Having recovered from flu an ankle injury has troubled him all summer but he has played through the pain.
- But Yorkshire are still awaiting instructions from England as to whether they can bowl Craig or go on using him solely as a batsman if his back injury is still troubling him.
- Considering he didn't speak any English two years ago, he has developed a good vocabulary, particularly apparent when detailing parts of his knee and shin that are troubling him.
- This task, undertaken at a time when his arm was still troubling him, must have kept him busy for several weeks.
- He had admitted before the kick-off that his Achilles heel is sorely troubling him and that 70% is the best he can now deliver.
- I did a bit of practice, had several physiotherapy sessions on my shoulder and ankle, both of which have been troubling me of late.
- There were no real problems and I was pretty happy with my time. My calf had been troubling me in the build-up to the race and I wasn't even sure if I was going to run.
- The groin had been troubling me for some time and I guess that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
- His back still troubles him, but he deals with it and moves on.
1molestarseplease don't trouble! — ¡no te molestes, por favor!
- to trouble about sb/sth — preocuparse por algn/algo
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